As per University Grants Commission’s circular, Doctor of Philosophy programs are now no more valid thru distance education.
Further, circular mentions only full-time and part time programs will be considered as the valid degrees for Ph.D.
UGC regulations on least educations for teachers’ appointments are changed and according to these changes lone regular mode PhD will be considered.
On the circular stated by UGR on 17th March on this change, many colleges have sent queries on the meticulous definition of regular mode and UGC answered by mentioning regular mode is full time or part time Ph. D degree.
North India’s known university Indira Gandhi National Open University also offers Ph. D thru distance education will have to change it to part time of full time.